GeoGroup Inc contract with Southeast Texas Transitional Center

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of Texas.


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the TDCJ contract with GeoGroup Inc for the Southeast Texas Transitional Center located at 10950 Beaumont Highway, Houston, Texas

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Patricia Fleming


Would you please call me about the above request for the contract with
GeoGroup? I'd like to expedite things for you and for us!

Patricia Fleming
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel - Huntsville
Phone # 936-437-6002
Fax # 936-437-6994

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From: Michael Morisy

Hi Ms. Fleming,

Thanks for speaking with me. As discussed, redacting security information doesn't sound like an issue, although it would be appreciated if you could note what is redacted in the final release.

I really appreciate your help.



From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Mr. Morisy,

I am in receipt of your open records request dated February 23, 2013, for a
copy of the Southeast Texas Transitional Center contract between the TDCJ
and Cornell Companies, Inc. This contract can be found on the Legislative
Budget Board (LBB) website,

Below are the instructions for accessing the contract:

1) Go to the LBB website.

2) In the Agency field select Department of Criminal Justice.

3) In the Vendor field select Cornell Companies, Inc. c/o GEO Care, Inc.
Be sure you select the one that includes GEO Care, Inc.

4) Click on Search.

The results will return Contract Number 696-PD-4-5-C0083, enabling you to
access the contract and all executed modifications for this contract.
Since the documents are large it may take a few minutes to down load. If
you experience any problems or are unable to find the information you are
requesting, please let me know and I will be happy to assist.

Please let me know if this information fulfills your request. If the
information provided is not what you are looking for please contact me at
(936) 437-7129 or via email

From: MuckRock News


Thank you so much for your help with this request and apologies for revisiting what you must have believed was a closed matter. I am interested in viewing these contracts, and now when I visit the page that you listed and follow your directions, I reach simply a list of the contracts, but I am unable to access the contract itself. Do you have a sense for why this may be and how I might rectify this situation?

Thanks again for your assistance! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

From: Jennifer Gaines Kimich

Mr. Morisy,

Please call me or provide a number that I may be able to reach you at.

My phone number is (936) 437-7129.
Jennifer Gaines Kimich
TDCJ Contract and Procurement
2 Financial Plaza, Suite 525
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Phone (936) 437-7129
Fax (325) 223-0310

From: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.